Israel and the Zionist Idea

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 11:30am
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Adult Education Course

Much like the United States, Israel is the product of an idea, and of a series of
intense debates about that idea. One way of understanding Zionism and the
country it produced is by looking at some of those fundamental ideas – and
then tracing how they are expressed in Israel today. Throughout these sessions,
we will analyze both the obvious facts (such as Hebrew constituting a
building block of Israeli identity and Jewish national revival) as well as other,
more contentious ideas, like the search for a proper balance between Synagogue
and State. In these sessions, we will study primary sources in English
translation from the recent anthology The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish
Homeland—Then, Now, Tomorrow by Professor Gil Troy.

Sessions taught by Rabbi Ben Goldberg.

Wednesdays, 11:30am - 12:45pm
Gantz Library
May 8: Jewish Self-Defense
May 22: Ingathering of Exiles
June 5: Israel as a Values Nation
June 26: Hebrew
July 10: Jewish Democracy

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575 King Street
Port Chester, NY 10573
United States